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This monthly newsletter provides USSF referees, instructors, assessors and assignors registered with the West Virginia state association updates related to the State Referee Program (SRP).  Please feel free to contact officers of the WVSA SRP with questions or comments.




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 December (2018.12)
  • Early Recertification Discount Extended through January 2019 -- Recertify Online
  • ONLY New Style Referee Uniforms Acceptable for USSF-Affiliated Matches Starting January 1, 2019
  • Calls for Referees for Spring Events in West Virginia
 November (2018.11)
  • Online Recertification Available for 2019
  • Calls for Referees - Spring 2019
  • New Futsal Referee Clinic, Clarksburg, Sunday, December 16
  • Kim Oberle, USSF National Referee Coach, Offered Advice to WV Referees
  • Teaching Point: Offside Decisions
  • Kevin Nicholson of Buckhannon, WV, Joins State Referee Committee as State Director of Assignment
 October (2018.10)
  • Kim Oberle, USSF National Referee Coach, to Attend Inaugural Friends of Coal Cup, Nov 9 - 11
  • Four WV Referees Accepted to 2018 U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy Winter Showcase
  • Teaching Point: Mental Preparation -- What is Your Pregame Ritual?
  • Online Recertification Available for 2019
 September (2018.09)
  • Kim Oberle, USSF National Referee Coach, to Attend Inaugural Friends of Coal Cup, Nov 9 - 11
  • Calls for Referees
  • WVSA Young Referee Academy Nominations
  • Teaching Point: Assistant Referee Posture
  • Online Recertification Available for 2019
  • Frank Giancroce Announces Retirement as US Youth Soccer Eastern Region Referee Administrator
 August (2018.08)
  • Keep Refereeing While in College!
  • Nominations Open for 2018 WV Young Male and Female Referees of the Year
  • WV Soccer Association Accepting Nominations for End of the Year Awards
  • Fall Tournaments in West Virginia
  • Teaching Point: Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Reminder: Old Style Referee Uniforms Sunset at End of 2018
 July (2018.07)
  • WV Referees at US Youth Soccer Eastern Region NCS Tournament
  • Nominations Open for 2018 WV Young Male and Female Referees of the Year
  • WV Soccer Association Accepting Nominations for End of the Year Awards
  • Fall Tournaments in West Virginia
  • Teaching Point: Location of the Indirect Free Kick Restart for the Offside Offense
 June (2018.06)
  • WV Referees Represent at US Youth Soccer Regional Events
  • WVSA State Referee Program Mourns the Loss of Referee and Instructor Tad Albano
 May (2018.05)
  • Teaching Point: The Game Within the Game (Shane Picha, Beckley, WV)
  • LAST CHANCE to Recertify for the 2018 Badge Year
 April (2018.04)
  • Call for Referees: Little General Soccer Classic, May 12 - 13, Beckley
  • Upcoming WVSA Cups: Open Cup (May 19 - 20) and State Cup (June 2 - 3)
  • Teaching Point: Self-Evaluation
  • Apply to Serve on a WV Referee Delegation to an Eastern Regional Event
  • Online Recertification for 2018 Badge Year
 March (2018.03)
  • WV Referees Represent at National Level Youth Events
  • Teaching Point: Highlight Regarding 2017-18 Changes to the IFAB LOTG
  • Upcoming WVSA Cups: Open Cup (May 19 - 20) and State Cup (June 2 - 3)
  • Online Recertification for 2018 Badge Year
 February (2018.02)
  • 2018 WV Referee Program Workshop brings USSF National Referee Coach to Morgantown on March 3
  • Teaching Point: The Spirit of the Game
  • Apply to Serve on a WV Referee Delegation to an Eastern Regional Event
  • Online Recertification for 2018 Badge Year
 January (2018.01)
  • Referees Represented in WVSA Hall of Fame Class of 2018
  • Teaching Point: Recognizing Serious Foul Play
  • Apply to Serve on a WV Referee Delegation to an Eastern Regional Event

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